Plantain entree

Ever find yourself with an extra plantain?  Here’s a simple,quick and delicious way of serving them as an entree for an informal gather up, or just a snack to much on while watching a movie.

The other day manfriend harvested plantains and I wanted to eat them differently so I went with platanutres.  Which is just another way of eating fried plantains because Puerto Ricans will never get tired of throwing those things in oil.  Never.  With a green plantain:


  • Peel the plantain.
  • Cut in very thin slices.  Take your time.  Make them pretty!
  • Soak them in enough water to cover them and add a couple of teaspoons of salt for a few minutes.
  • plaintains soaking
  • Carefully fry them in very hot oil (hot HOT!) for a few minutes (something like fifteen minutes will do I think. I leave mine until very golden, almost brown.)
  • frying plantains
  • Serve them in a plate with a napkin to absorb excess oil.
  • done plantain


YUM.  I ate two plates of that by myself.  TWO.

Hope you enjoy it if you try it!  :)

Have a great day!


Tuesdays of Texture

Last Tuesday had gorgeous submissions!  Here’s a wrap up:

Cee found this peculiar wall in a cafe, a living wall!

Debbie shared this beautiful venetian door.

Marie found three images, including a gift her father gave her that it’s just delightful.


hard white rock

“No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.”

― Randy PauschThe Last Lecture

I feel like that rock is sort of giving the stinky eye. Today try to remember to look negativity in the eye and give it the biggest smile you have.

Have a great day!


Every Tuesday I post a photo of a texture or the use of a texture.  I invite you to join in the fun of sharing an image of the textures around you by including a link to this post in your own Tuesdays of Texture post. 

Be sure to check out the other submissions in the comments section!  (Links to this post will appear as pingbacks.)
ETA:  CLARIFICATION:  Tuesdays of Texture is an open theme “challenge” (I prefer the word ‘collection’ :)  );  any image containing or using a texture is welcomed!




Our Home Away From Home in Puerto Rico

Our Home Away From Home in Puerto Rico.


Kat. B was here in June!  She stayed in an Inn in Ceiba and captured the greens of our surroundings perfectly.  (Though I don’t know how or why they dealt with so many dogs.)

Kat  B. features posts about her travels with beautiful photography.  She wants to remind you to slow down and stop to enjoy the little things.



Music Mondays: He’s gonna marry her anyway

I randomly liberated an “I’m gonna marry her anyway!” every twenty minutes for DAYS.  Weeks even.  I think it’s the catchiest tune of summer and also a great way to introduce my daughter to what will certainly be the fate of her future fiancé.  Poor guy.

Since it’s Monday and we need something to sing, here it goes.  You can’t get it out of your head now?  YOU ARE WELCOME :)

Have a great and fun Monday!